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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Biography / Memoir
A nonfiction graphic novel that should have a broad appeal

By: Jim Ottaviani (Author), Maris Wicks (Illustrator)

140 pages, colour illustrations

First Second

Hardback | Jul 2013 | #206281 | ISBN-13: 9781596438651
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology – and to our own understanding of ourselves.

Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.

- The Miami Herald

"Entertaining and informative"
- Science

- Newsday

"Captures the jazzy flow of Feynman's life in its spare lines."
- USA Today

"These images capture with remarkable sensitivity the essence of Feynman's character. The comic-book picture somehow comes to life and speaks with the voice of the real Feynman."
- Freeman Dyson, New York Review of Books

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Jim Ottaviani has written nonfiction, science-oriented comics since 1997, notably the number one New York Times bestseller, Feynman and Fallout which was nominated for an Ignatz Award. He has worked as a nuclear engineer, caddy, programmer, and reference librarian. Primates is his first collaboration with artist Maris Wicks. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Maris Wicks (Primates) lives with fellow primate Joe Quinones and their cat, Biggs, in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has used her opposable thumbs to draw comics for Adhouse Books, Tugboat Press, and Spongebob Comics, and written stories for Image and DC Comics. When she's not making comics, Maris works as a program educator at the New England Aquarium. She is an avid tool user and is particularly fond of bananas.

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